What would you do if I sang out of tune?
I’m excited to welcome Dr Klaus Frieler to Queen Mary â€” he’s the first researcher on a project initiated by me. Together with Simon Dixon, Klaus and I are going to look into how singers stay in tune, and when they lose it. We are bursting with ideas, and so I think the three months Klaus will work with us will allow us to get a better idea on what it actually is that we want to learn about intonation. Usually based in Hamburg, Germany, Klaus has already done quite a lot of interesting projects around singing, for example a funky demo and presentation at the London’s Dana Centre at the Science Museum that showed people how hard it is not to plagiarise. Looking forward to exciting research. Welcome Klaus!